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Well to go with Peak Football, here comes Peak Phosphorus?

Scientists warn of lack of vital phosphorus as biofuels raise demand - Times Online

Leo Lewis, Asia Business Correspondent

Battered by soaring fertiliser prices and rioting rice farmers, the global food industry may also have to deal with a potentially catastrophic future shortage of phosphorus, scientists say.

Researchers in Australia, Europe and the United States have given warning that the element, which is essential to all living things, is at the heart of modern farming and has no synthetic alternative, is being mined, used and wasted as never before.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 12:02:26 PM EST

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